Yasmin is an oral contraceptive pill made by Bayer and has been linked to heart attack, stroke, and blood clots. Women taking the drug to prevent pregnancy or to treat emotional and physical symptoms of PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) and moderate acne have suffered severe injuries. Some have even died as a result of taking Yasmin. As a Board Certified Florida Trial Lawyer, I believe that women injured by Yaz or Yasmin are eligible to receive financial compensation for their devastating loss.
According to Dr. Shezad Malik, a Dallas physician and my co-counsel in defective drug litigation against Bayer, Yaz has already been linked to 50 or more deaths. We are suing Bayer behalf of women who were injured or died as a result of taking Yasmin.
Yasmin was approved by the FDA in 2006. A lower-dose version of the same drug, called Yaz, was approved in 2001. Yasmin is essentially the same drug as Yaz and uses a different kind of hormone than other birth-control pills, a drug called DRSP (drospirenone). DRSP has been shown to increase potassium in the body, which raises the possibility of severe health complications for women with kidney (renal) disease and cardiovascular conditions. The FDA warned Bayer that their advertisements were dangerous and misleading. Read the warning letter.
If you have taken Yaz or Yasmin, you might be at increased risk of suffering life-threatening heart damage and other complications.